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i3DSteroid is a Stereoscopic 3D Photo App for iPhone and iPod touch

October 1st, 2011 · 5 Comments · Other S3D Tech


There are already a lot of applications for iPhone and iPod touch (should also work on iPad tablets) available on the App Store that are intended for making and viewing stereoscopic 3D photos on your device, so what sets apart the i3DSteroid? Well, the fact that its author Masuji Suto is a well known name in the stereoscopic 3D community and that the program is easy to use and offers pretty much all that you need for easy taking, adjusting and saving stereoscopic 3D photos with the help of the 2D camera of your iDevice. You can consider the i3DSteroid application as the mobile version for iPhone of the StereoPhoto Maker software that you may already be using on your PC. Taking 3D photos is easy as just taking two photos with a slight shift of the device in between and you have a visual guide displayed from the first photo when taking the second one, so if you are careful enough you can easily get good results in 3D. But don’t worry, if you don’t take the two photos perfectly aligned you have adjustment controls to improve the result right from your iPhone and then you can save and view the photo in multiple viewing formats. Of course since neither the iPhone or the iPod touch have a 3D-capable display you’d probably use one of the supported anaglyph viewing methods and use a pair of anaglyph 3D glasses, but you can transfer the photos from the mobile device to the PC and view the Side by Side photos with 3D Vision or another such 3D-capable solution for best results. The i3DSteroid application is not available for free, but for just $0.99 USD instead on the AppStore and don’t forget that you will be supporting the author when you get it, so that he can continue developing his stereo 3D tools.

For more information about the i3DSteroid 3D photo application by Masuji Suto…

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 kitarolivier // Oct 1, 2011 at 20:10

    There is a version for android, and I asked the author to made it compatible with the evo 3D, but I didn’t get any answer :(

  • 2 LoneThread // Oct 2, 2011 at 05:00

    Yeah just like I e-mailed him offering to do some graphics work for FREE to bring his UI in Stereo Photo Maker into the 21st Century. It looks like a Windows 95 app LOL.

    I’m shocked this has a good UI!

  • 3 Anton Bar // Oct 2, 2011 at 17:05

    @kitarolivier – unless I’m much mistaken this app does in software what Evo 3D does with it’s dual lens. What exactly do you need it for on Evo?

  • 4 Kitarolivier // Oct 3, 2011 at 18:36

    Yeah, evo 3D as dual lens and make a good job… for everything under 5 or 6 meters. Maybe you know that to have a good stereo effect, the distance between the 2 lens should be about 1/30 of the distance between the subject you shoot and the camera. So if you take a picture of a house distant of 30 meters, the lens shoult be separated by 1 meter. I won’t break my evo :). So the solution is to take two separate ‘mono’ pictures after moving the device 1 meter.

    This application could be great to help to shoot ‘hyper’ stereo.

    Thanx for reading.

  • 5 Richard Croft // Mar 4, 2012 at 12:50

    Check out $1.99 Duplicam for iPad in the Appstore. From an iPad, Duplicam wirelessly/simultaneously trips the shutter on multiple iTouches or iPhones with the free Duplicam Module running. Works perfectly on my iPad 1 linked to iTouch 4 Left, and iTouch 4 Right…

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